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Daily Facepalm 3.26.15

Kris Bryant ——> LF (today) Bryant heads to LF for the first time this spring. I think the Cubs would have liked to have this happen earlier, but he had some shoulder fatigue, probably from hitting so many HRs. Bryant played some OF in college and it’s not like LF is that tough a position […]

Obstructed View Podcast Episode 1

After much emailing and only one failed attempt, we now have a blog podcast! Sitrick, Myles, and I discuss things such as Kris Bryant How tired we are about talking about Kris Bryant The fifth starter spot Players flying under the radar Players flying over the radar Too Many Shortstops Pokemon There were a few […]

OV Daily Facepalm/Game Thread 3.12.15

Tweets of the day   Didn’t think I could care about anything less than hearing about fantasy baseball teams, but then Will Ferrell started playing in ST games. — Cee Angi (@CeeAngi)

Daily Facepalm/Game Thread 3.11.15

Back to Back to Back Your browser does not support iframes. Brett cooked up some odds on this happening Even if we generously say each of the three would normally homer in 1 out of 15 plate appearances (that’s a 40-homer pace in 600 plate appearances), the odds that the three would go back-to-back-to-back is 1 […]

Spring training pics

Fun in the sun from the last 2.5 days Cool stuff outside the park. The park in general was quite nice, and I can confirm that the toilets flushed extremely properly. Baseball is coming. Arrieta and Bosio, warming up before the game. Arrieta warming up with long toss. The Cubs take the field. Solid ballpark […]

Game(s) thread – first day of Spring Training

Today’s lineups! At Giants (radio via Giants on mlb.com) La Stella, 2B Denorfia, LF Alcantara, CF Soler, RF Castillo, C Bryant, 3B Schwarber, DH Valaika, 1B Russell, SS Turner, P Vs A’s (Len and Mick on mlb.com) Fowler, CF Rizzo, 1B Castro, SS Montero, C Baez, 2B Coghlan, LF Olt, 3B Sweeney, DH Lake, RF […]

Previewing the NL Central via the BP Annual

Being more or less snowed in over the weekend provided plenty of time to leaf through this year’s BP annual. I was originally just going to rant about the Cardinals chapter, but figured I’d go ahead and do the whole division. Chicago Cubs Sahadev’s essay was excellent but not really news to those of us […]

Daily-ish Facepalm 2.26.15 – Rizzo’s stance, Coach Manny

Is Rizzo’s offensive surge for real? Sahadev takes a long look at Rizzo’s hitting mechanics during his breakout 2014 season vs his relatively disappointing 2013 over at BP. It’s behind the paywall*, but here are some highlights. Some of these are not super surprising for those of us who watched way too much Cubs baseball […]

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“Daily” Facepalm – Moncada, Epstein, Wood Extension?

Yoan Moncada ——-> Red Sox The Cuban defector goes to the Sox on a $30m deal. The Cubs continued to scout him despite being under the CBA signing limit penalty, hoping for the slim chance that he’d sign after July when their probation ends. The Red Sox burned their own signing bridges with the deal […]

OV Fantasy Baseball 2015 discussion

Fantasy Baseball was what turned me from a casual baseball fan into the fan I am today (with some help from Sammy Sosa), but I lost interest in it 5-6 years ago. Daily lineups, the long season, and relatively large rosters (compared to FFL) led to way more micromanaging than I had time for, and the […]

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Cubs sign Jon Lester

Per many reports, the Cubs have signed Jon Lester to a 6/155 deal, with a vesting option for a seventh year. The Cubs have a protected pick, but since Lester was traded last season there is no draft pick compensation so all this costs is money and however many years Cubs fans took off their […]

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Daily Facepalm 10.29.14 – Game 7 looms

Following a 10-0 beatdown from the BABIP gods, the Giants and Royals play game 7 tonight. I’ve been surprised by how much I’ve enjoyed this world series, considering I have essentially no opinion on any player on either side and am mostly rooting for the Giants due to my dislike of Ned Yost and the […]

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Wild Card recap/preview

*I meant to publish this yesterday, but got caught up in work before I could finish it.  What a game last night. I’ve been on the record that I’m a fan of the current wild card format. In a perfect world I’d rather have it just be the two best teams in each league playing in […]

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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (64-82) at Pittsburgh Pirates (77-69)

The Pirates are only 2.5 back from the Cardinals going into this series, and I wouldn’t mind seeing that lead shrink even further with the Cubs help. It could be a tall order even with the Cubs help though, as the Cardinals are playing a team even worse than the Rizzo/Castro-less Cubs as they host […]

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Series Preview: Brewers (73-63) at Cubs (61-76)

The Brewers started the season scorchingly hot and had a 20-8 record on May 1. Since then they’ve gone 53-55, are currently riding a five game losing streak, and are now tied with the (ugh) Cardinals for the division lead. I think the Pirates end up taking the division by season’s end but that big […]

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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (55-59) at Javier Baez (2-1)

It’s hard to believe the Rays were ahead of the Cubs in the Race To The Top earlier this year. They take on the Javier Baez and the Baezettes in a weekend series in Wrigley that may or may not see a surge in ticket sales. Team Overviews (respective league ranks in parens) Rays wRC+: […]

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Series Preview: Javier Baez (0-0) at Colorado Rockies (44-67)

The Cubs continue their western road trip with another key series in the Race to the….oh who cares, we’re just tuning in to see Baez, and Baez at Coors Field at that. Aisle424 wrote a great piece this morning on the callup and what it means for the fans and the process. Team Overviews Cubs […]

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